Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Four Months

In the last month, crude oil prices have retreated from four-high highs amid concerns of rising oil production worldwide and weakening demand from developing countries despite the U.S. re-imposing sanctions on Iran

Currents: Energy Industry Insights November 2018 #2

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms

U.S. to Give Eight Nations Oil Waivers Under Iran Sanctions


Economic sanctions, in one form or another, have been applied for centuries to effect change in the activities or policies of states, groups or individuals


The current Iranian narrative—that economic problems stem from domestic mistakes rather than foreign pressure—complicates the U.S. policy of using sanctions to force change. On August 28, President Hassan Rouhani answered questions before the Majlis about Iran’s economic problems, only the second time in the Islamic Republic’s history that a president has come before the parliament.… Keep reading →

Iran Sanctions – JCPOA In The Balance

Iran v Bahrain

On 12 May 2018, US President Trump will decide whether or not to renew the US sanctions relief in relation to Iran.

Sanctions Round Up: First Quarter 2018

President Nicolas Sarkozy Meets With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

This quarter saw the announcement of sweeping new sanctions against Russia’s billionaire class and their corporate holdings.

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

Last week the President begrudgingly extended waivers continuing to lift U.S. “secondary sanctions” on Iran.

Could the Crypto-Rouble Spell Crypto-Trouble For Sanctions?

G20 Leaders Meet In St. Petersburg For The Summit

Russian President Vladmir Putin has directed his government to develop a state-backed cryptocurrency, according to a Financial Times report published on January 2nd.

US Dramatically Increases Sanctions On North Korea

President Trump

On September 21, 2017, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order (E.O.) 13810, which broadly expanded U.S. sanctions against North Korea.

Moscow Travel Destination

On August 2, 2017, President Trump signed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act into law.

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